By Meclina Chirwa
The Center for Environmental Policy and Advocacy(CEPA) has urged government to invest more in alternative energy sources to charcoal in order to conserve the environment.
Speaking to Timveni, CEPA Executive Director Herbert Mwakomo called for "drastic action" to remedy the situation.
Mwakomo said other energy sources that would replace charcoal should be widely available to people.
According to Mwakomo,"the country cannot rid itself from dependence on charcoal without strict law enforcement".
He said CEPA has been engaging various stakeholders to sensitize the masses on protecting trees and to avoid charcoal burning